Casandra Chesser

Casandra Chesser
Cassy Fiano-Chesser was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, where she met her future husband, Matt. After he joined the United States Marine Corps, they were stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, and weathered three deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan together, while she worked as a freelance writer. Their first son, Benjamin, was born in 2011, the day after Matt came home from Afghanistan. They soon got pregnant again, and learned their newest addition would have an extra chromosome! Wyatt was born in 2012 with Down syndrome, with Matt watching proudly from Afghanistan. Ivy (2013), Clara (2015), and Felicity (2017) rounded out the brood, until Lilly (2007) completed their big family through adoption.
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Sunflower Fields in South Central PA

Is there anything more quintessentially summer than sunflowers? They just radiate happiness, and wandering through a field with seemingly endless blooms is a magical experience for anyone, no matter their age. But for kids...
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Good Luck With That Coloring Book Family, Smug Instagram Parents

Another day, another set of smug Instagram parents with a brand new baby, ready to tell the world the best way to raise a family after spending approximately 12 nanoseconds on parenting! reported that...
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Things to Do With Kids in July in South Central PA

We've survived one month of summer! We're here in the thick of July, and there are TONS of things to do with kids around South Central PA. We've got a round-up of all kinds...
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Fourth of July Fireworks and Celebrations in South Central PA

The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and South Central PA is a great place to have some patriotic fun to celebrate our country’s freedom! From festivals and concerts, to parades and...

FREE Printable: South Central PA Summer Bucket List

Summer is here, and with it comes our annual summer bucket list! This FREE printable will help you come up with ideas to keep the kiddos happy while school is out. We've gathered a...
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Summer Festivals and Fairs In and Around South Central PA

Summer is almost here! The weather is hot, the sun is shining, and -- most importantly! -- the kids are out of school, which means parents are looking for fun stuff to do. Thankfully,...
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Where Kids Bowl FREE This Summer in South Central PA

School is out and summer is in full swing, which means lots of spending time outside in the sunshine with the kiddos. But sometimes, you need an indoor activity to beat the heat, or...
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LOCAL Ice Cream Spots In and Around South Central PA

Warm weather is here, summer is on its way, and that means one thing: ice cream! There's no sweet treat that's better for families, especially on those hot summer days. And while places like...
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Things to Do With Kids in June in South Central PA

June is here, which means summer is, too! And that means there are TONS of things to do with kids around South Central PA. We've got a round-up of all kinds of kid-friendly events...
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Millennial Movie Hot Take: Mrs. Doubtfire

Welcome to the Millennial Movie Hot Take, where we take your favorite movies and series and destroy them. Whether it's a childhood movie, fun sitcom, or a 2000s rom-com, we've got spicy takes on...